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Looking For Some New Ideas For E-Commerce Sites.. ANy Suggestsions???

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Dan Da Man, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    I have been doing e commerce for some time now and am looking to start another side e commerce project. I love selling anything random. Any ideas??? :)
     
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    Gadget sites seem to do well.

    Simply because you can get a cheaper version of the product direct from china and then you can markup on that.

    :)
     
  3. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Good idea... How would you go about doing something like that? Go to China in person?
     
  4. urban123

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    You don't have to fly to China. You have Alibaba for that
     
  5. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Can you tell me a little about alibaba? Is it pretty legit?
     
  6. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Can you tell me a little about alibaba? Is it pretty legit?
     
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    You've been "doing e commerce for some time now" and have never heard of Alibaba??
     
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    Alibaba is like a B2B trading platform.

    Aliexpress is the same but you can get better prices.

    If you really wanted to checkout the factorys yourself then there are chinese agency's that send people to checkout these places for quality control etc and its around $15 per hour to hire them :)
     
  9. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Well I have heard of it just never dealt with it or know anyone who has. I usually just contact manufactures directly. Does everyone else who does e commerce use alibaba?
     
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    Do you know of any good chinese agencies there?
     
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    I cant remember their names but i found them on a reputable wholesale forum:

    http://www.thewholesaleforums.co.uk
     
  12. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    It seems so sketch doing business over seas..... I am sure the margins are huge tho! Can someone who has had success doing this chime in, please!!
     
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    Wow, Aliexpress didn't mind blatantly ripping off Amazon's site for their look now did they?
     
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    Lol , I wouldnt say its exactly the same.

    But they definately were lets say "Inspired by amazon" haha
     
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    good thing that it's much cheaper to buy from aliexpess than Amazon.LOL